Sleepy Cotton Leash Review
Brand: Sleepy Cotton
Product: Upcycled Core Leash
Sizes Available: Small (for up to 15 lbs, 5 ft long and 3/8" thick) and M/L (for up to 80 lbs, 5 ft long and 1/2" thick)
Where To Purchase: www.sleepycotton.com
How I Discovered This Product: Since creating my Dog Mom In Training Instagram account, I have seen numerous dog accounts promoting the Sleepy Cotton brand and specifically their Upcycled Core Leashes. I LOVE this look and have been wanting to try it out since I discovered them back in March, so I decided to splurge a little more than I normally would on a leash and try it out. Luckily, they have many Brand Ambassadors so its easy to find a discount code to get their products slightly cheaper. I used code "millerthegoldy10" for 10% off - be sure to use this code (and check out his adorable instagram) to save some $ if you wanna try any of the Sleepy Cotton products!
Delivery/Shipping Time: Order confirmed on June 3rd --> Shipped on June 13th --> Arrived on June 20th. Felt like forever - I am not patient lol. The confirmation email said that it would take 7 business days to ship and it took an extra day or two, but wasn't a huge deal. Just know that these leashes take a decent amount of time to get to you, and their personalized products take even longer.
Features: Solid brass ring on the hand loop for poop bag dispenser; solid brass swivel snap hook; handcrafted and inspected before shipping; made of 100% up-cycled cotton yarns from the fashion industry; built for strength - size S can hold up to 100 lb of pulling force and M/L can hold up to 150 lbs of pulling force. Cotton also naturally has some elasticity, so it helps prevent neck injury - especially for little pups who are still developing.
First Impressions: SO. SOFT. Literally my first thought. I have owned rope leashes before and Ziggy is currently wearing a rope collar, so I figured it would be of the same texture, but this leash is WAY softer than any other rope product I have used. But those other products were not as expensive as this leash so luckily with the slightly higher price, you are getting a way better product. My other impression was that it was very bulky - yet light at the same time. The rope itself is really nice and light since its made of cotton but the knots at the top and bottom make it look/feel slightly bulky, so I was concerned about how it would feel during a walk. I like to wrap leashes around my hand for extra security when I walk Ziggy and I realized I wouldn't be able to do that with this leash since there is a large knot at the bottom of the hand loop.
After 2 Weeks of Use: I love this leash! It's light weight yet definitely feels very strong. It hasn't been very long, but there are no signs of fraying on the rope. If I notice it, I will update you guys. But fingers crossed. I think this leash is super reliable and safe while also so cute and comfortable to hold on long walks. If you are on the hunt for a rope leash, definitely give this leash a try! I do not think you will regret it. Although I mentioned that it costs a little more than I would normally spend on a leash, its definitely worth the money and I think it should last me a while.
Earth Friendly? Definitely. Not only is this leash made of up-cycled materials, you can also send back your old leash when its time for a new one, and they will give you a new one for 80% OFF!! Amazing. Also made of a no animal cruelty material. My favorite words to hear!
Cons: A little pricey (but not terrible), definitely not chew resistant, shipping takes a long time. If you like to wrap it around your hand like I do, it's not quite as easy as a typical leash but still doable (and honestly, more comfortable than my other leashes). Pictured below is how I worked by way around that hiccup:
I'm interested to hear what you guys think of this company and their products! I love their mission and so far, it seems like their products are great quality - definitely recommend! Let me know if there are any other products you guys would like me to try out and review :)
**Not sponsored or an ad, just wanting to share my opinions with you guys!**